Marian Consecration

What is Marian Consecration?

A Marian Consecration flows from the grace of our Baptism, through which we were originally consecrated, or "set apart," for Jesus Christ and grafted into His life in the Church. A Marian consecration is a further act of entrustment particularly to the heart of Mary. In this gesture, we ask Mary to dispose us to the will of God as she herself was perfectly disposed.

Total Consecration according to St. Louis de Montfort

The basic premise set forth by St. Louis de Montfort is simply that Jesus came into the world through Mary and to be assured of being even closer to Jesus, we should go through Mary. This consecration method has a 33-day preparation program that ends on a Marian feast day.

Suggested Resources:

Preparation for Total Consecration according to St. Louis de Montfort (Book)
This 33-day preparation book was prepared by Fr. Hugh Gillespie, a member of the Company of Mary, the religious community founded by St. Louis de Montfort. The book serves as both an introduction to the spirituality of total consecration and a guide for those who would prepare themselves to make the Act of Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary. Available in English and Spanish from Montfort Publications.

Presenting Total Consecration - A series of talks on the Preparation for Total Consecration (DVD)
Join Fr. Hugh Gillespie, SMM, for a series of conferences that guide the viewer through the key steps of the 33-day process of preparation to make St. Louis de Montfort’s Act of Total Consecration to Jesus Christ through Mary. Beginning with an overview of the entire process, this 3-DVD set includes individual presentations that provide rich biblical and theological insight into the nature of the spirit of the world, our need for the grace of God to truly know ourselves, coming to a truly intimate and personal knowledge of Our Lady and the opening of our lives to the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Available in English from Montfort Publications.

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For more information, please contact Pam DiMartile at for general questions about Total Consecration. For all other questions, please contact the Office of Evangelization at or (732) 562 -1990 ext. 1634.